On the Openreach checker Barnstaple just has a future exchange pin with a date of by Dec 2013. (Announced in 10b I believe.) In the last few days I have had my cabinet (40) upgraded to a new shell and FTTC cabinet fitted. There has been a hive of activity including engineers from Carrillion Telent. The cabinet was even installed during the weekend! Looking at roadworks.org there are cabinets being installed across the town.
Is there a chance that we should get FTTC soon? Is it common to have work being done so far ahead of the provided dates? On the adsl checker I have nothing for my phone numbers (2 lines) I'm about 300 metres by road to the cabinet. If i search using the postcode checker it says that fttc is available on 31st dec 2013 with estimated speeds of 55.1 down and 18 up.
Most of the time I have read about dates being pushed back and no sign of progress. I'm just hoping that in our case it's going to be different.